The Commons Spring 2018: Graduation Edition - Page 13

2018 GRADUATES IAN NYHUS FAVORITE NSA MEMORY: The Herpetology field trip. PLANS AFTER GRADUATION: Go on vacation. MOST IMPORTANT TAKEAWAY: An understanding of the depth and breadth of God’s creation and how it confounds evolutionary thinking. COOPER SALMON FAVORITE NSA MEMORY: Rugby! PLANS AFTER GRADUATION: Working for Roman Roads Media doing film production, and exploring the other film opportunities in Moscow. MOST IMPORTANT TAKEAWAY: “Work, work unceasingly.” —Dostoyevsky MICAIAH SHAW FAVORITE NSA MEMORY: Tide pooling at Rosario Beach on our marine biology field trip. PLANS AFTER GRADUATION: Continue in my position as secretary and graphic designer at Christ Church. MOST IMPORTANT TAKEAWAY: Learning to balance many roles as a member of a community—a student, a roommate, an employee, a volunteer, etc., and to do all of that gracefully. COURTNEY SKEEN M FAVORITE NSA MEMORY: Sitting in Dr. Schlect’s office as he helped me understand the distinction between women’s and minority histories, and history that faithfully recognizes the value of each person in each vocation in the story of the world. PLANS AFTER GRADUATION: I’ll be continuing to live and work downtown Moscow. MOST IMPORTANT TAKEAWAY: Wisdom and confidence come not from certainty, but rather from epistemic humility and faith. MEGAN STORY FAVORITE NSA MEMORY: Hosting dinners with my class for our professors. PLANS AFTER GRADUATION: I am attending a floral intensive course this summer and will be growing my business after that. MOST IMPORTANT TAKEAWAY: Don’t be afraid of hard work. SPRING 2018 13